Cadmium nitrate

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Cadmium nitrate is an inorganic compound. The general formula of the compound is Cd(NO3)2.

Uses[change | change source]

Cadmium nitrate is used for colouring glass and porcelain.[1] It is also used as flash powder in photography.

Preparation[change | change source]

Cadmium nitrate is prepared by dissolving cadmium or its oxide or its hydroxide, or its carbonate, in nitric acid followed by crystallization method:

CdO + 2HNO3 → Cd(NO3)2 + H2O
CdCO3 + 2 HNO3 → Cd(NO3)2 + CO2 + H2O
Cd + 4 HNO3 → 2 NO2 + 2 H2O + Cd(NO3)2

References[change | change source]

  1. Karl-Heinz Schulte-Schrepping, Magnus Piscator "Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 2007 Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a04_499.